AFCON 2021 Qualifiers:
**Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso (St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende)
**South Sudan 0-1 Malawi
The AFCON 2021 group B encounter between Uganda Cranes and Burkina Faso at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende ended in a goalless draw at full-time whistle.
The Cranes who looked like the better side especially in the second half, twice rattled the wood work through Ibrahim Orit and Farouk Miya but could not find the back of the net as the visitors disciplinary defended well through the 90 minutes.
Burkina Faso looked comfortable with sitting back and holding onto a point as the rarely troubled the Cranes. With a barrage of half chance created, neither of the sides managed to break the deadlock in the duel that was played under scorching sunny conditions in St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The draws sees Uganda move to eight points and they stay In second spot on the group B log.
As for the Stallions of Burkina Faso, they have qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals with a game to spare.
With Malawi beating South Sudan 1-0 in the other group B game, The Cranes will seek for a MUST win when they visit Malawi on Monday next week in the final group game to ensure they seal a spot at the finals in Cameroon.
Uganda is attempting to reach a third consecutive AFCON finals after doing so in both 2017 and 2019.
Uganda Cranes will fly out on Friday to take on Malawi in the final game dye to take place on Monday March 29, 2021 at 7pm.
Uganda Cranes XI: Dennis Onyango (Goalkeeper – Captain), Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Ochaya, Halid Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Taddeo Lwanga, Abdu Lumala, Mike Azira, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Emmanuel Okwi, Faruku Miya
Subs:Charles Lukwago (G.K), Salim Jamal Magoola (G.K), Ronald Mukiibi Ddungu, Elvis Bwomono, Mustafa Kizza, Allan Okello, Moses Waiswa, Ibrahim Orit, Yunus Sentamu, Daniel Isiagi Opolot, Fahad Bayo, William Luwagga.